Friday, July 10, 2009

Midsummer Night Swing, July 9, 2009

from: lincoln center's midsummer night swing site
Reedman Frank Tiberi leads The Woody Herman Orchestra, who's members performed under the esteemed band leader himself. Mixing classic arrangements with new charts to suit the bands hard swinging style, a perfect blend from the first dance to the last.
Midsummer Night Swing, now in its 21st season, heats up Damrosch Park with the rhythms that keep New York dancing. This year brings out the very best of swing, salsa, soul, tango, rockabilly, and much more, showcasing some of the finest musicians and DJs from this country and abroad. For dance fanatics, enthusiastic beginners, and everyone in between, Midsummer Night Swing is the city's hot spot for three weeks in July.

Tiberi's band was excellent, but the video consists of still images from the event combined with the original Woody Herman orchestra featuring the great Rosemary Clooney:
composed by Billy Hill
You've got to give a little, take a little,
And let your poor heart break a little.
That's the story of, that's the glory of love.
You've got to laugh a little, cry a little,
Until the clouds roll by a little.
Thats the story of, thats the glory of love.
As long as theres the two of us,
Weve got the world and all its charms.
And when the world is through with us,
We've got each others arms.
You've got to win a little, lose a little,
Yes, and always have the blues a little.
That's the story of, that's the glory of love.
That's the story of, that's the glory of love.

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